Having completed extra training sessions in the off-season, veteran Knights wingers James McManus and Akuila Uate are ready to bump out the kids this season.
Newcastle have beaten Canberra five tries to one in their last trial before the 2015 NRL season kicks off.
With a new coach and a few tweaks to the playing roster, the Knights will be hoping to build on a strong finish to 2014 as they head into a new era.
Knights prop Kade Snowden said while his future beyond 2015 is playing on his mind he believes he's ultimately prepared for a huge season.
Boom rookie Sione Mata'utia is set to take the place of Joey Leilua in the centres for the Knights this NRL season.
Newcastle have scored two easy NRL trial wins against two local teams from the NSW mid north coast.
Despite not captaining his club side through the weekly grind of the NRL, Beau Scott is naturally excited for the opportunity to lead the NRL All Stars.
Newcastle legend Danny Buderus slowly adjusting to life behind the clipboard after joining the Knights coaching staff this season.
Newcastle are yet to determine the full extent of Sione Mata'utia's ankle complaint suffered at the Auckland Nines but reckon they are a relieved NRL club.
The South Sydney Rabbitohs have set up a semi-finals clash with Parramatta after outplaying Newcastle 30-6 in their quarter-final.